Warming alters potential enzyme activity but precipitation regulates chemical transformations in grass litter exposed to simulated climatic changes

@inproceedings{SuseelaWarmingAP,
  title={Warming alters potential enzyme activity but precipitation regulates chemical transformations in grass litter exposed to simulated climatic changes},
  author={Vidya Suseela and Nishanth Tharayil and Baoshan Xing and Jeffrey S Dukes}
}
Warming generally accelerates the decomposition of plant litter. However, changes in precipitation could alter the sensitivity of litter decomposition to warming, thereby affecting the formation of litter-derived soil organic matter. As grassland soils store w20% of Earth’s soil carbon, understanding the effect of climatic changes on the decomposition dynamics of grasses is important. However, little is known about how projected changes in climate would affect litter microbial communities and… CONTINUE READING
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